Art by Erika Taguchi-Newton

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Endless Summer

Whew! Just got back from GenCon and DragonCon. Such amazing times! Met up with old friends and made some new ones. I'm so giddy about winning Third Place at DragonCon for "Lost Selkie" and Best Space Scene for "Raygun Love".

Third place at Dragoncon!

I was able to finish a new painting for DragonCon last week:


Fall is almost here and Baby Jack will arrive soon. My show schedule will be limited and local, but they will be great fun.  PalmCon will be next (Sept 22nd) - last year was the first one and it was quite a turnout for a small comic convention. Then it'll be the mother of all indie craft events - StitchRock! (Oct 6th).

Friday, August 3, 2012

Long, Hot Summer

You know you've been neglecting your blog when your husband teases you about it. Well, I've been a little distracted, being knocked up and all!

So far this summer, I made it to HeroesCon (Charlotte, NC), Florida SuperCon (Miami), and Art Nouveau Events' Arts, Beats, Eats & Treats in North Palm Beach (which I'll be doing one more this Saturday night). In a couple of weeks I'll be off to GenCon in Indianapolis, then shortly after to DragonCon in Atlanta. Then I will sit home, get enormous, and wait for our baby boy to pop out :).

I'm doing a big push on finishing off several paintings before DragonCon. Here's the first one completed:

Soak - Final
(Prints available)

My step-by-step:

Soak: color comp

Soak: underpainting

Soak - close up

Soak - starting detail work

In June, I was commissioned by the very best comic book store in the universe - Tate's Comics in Lauderhill, Florida. If you are a geek like me, you have to make a pilgrimage!

Launch! - final

Preview of Tate's biz cards

Hope everyone is having a great summer. And staying cool!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Raygun Love

Happy Leap Day! To celebrate Leap Day, I'm taking a LEAP back into space (that's as clever as it gets here, folks...). Bear and Bird Gallery's open-to-all-artists show, Square Show 2, is next month. I played around with an idea, sketched it out, even got it fully pencilled on the board. But I wasn't excited about it so I erased the whole thing and pencilled a completely different idea. I'm glad I did because I had so much fun with this piece:

Raygun Love I

Preminary sketch:
Raygun Love Sketch

By sheer coincidence, next month's show at Zapow turned out to be a sci fi theme show! So I decided to take my painting and idea further and turn it into a faux pulp cover. I plan to do 2 more paintings for a series. Here's the first one:

Raygun Love cover design

Limited Editions giclees will be available at the gallery.

Prints will be available online at my store -